Rarely do you really find a restaurant where everybody wins. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza is a fresh mix of spice, affordability, availability of Vegetarian dishes, kid’s healthy, refreshing cocktail concoctions and more.
The place has been open awhile now, but many OC’ers are still new to the offerings. You’ll find culinary influences there from Louisiana, Texas, California and Mexico. And the ambiance is upscale with an exhibition kitchen, private dining room, mahogany bar, wrought iron detailing, copper accents and also al fresco dining.
I was invited to check out the latest Z’ and get the dish on what’s going down. While there, I ordered up the Mango Pepper Chile Salad and adored the pairing of such healthy with attitude (and was won over by a full Vegetarian side of the menu). The kids also came in tow to try what’s more in store for in ‘11, such as the new Z’Kids menu for all under $6. Think mini-adult food; all from healthy chopped salads to gourmet Vegetable Quesadillas, as well as some familiar mac and cheese and more.
Happy hour prices will please any casual meetup, and if you do dine with the children, be sure to go on a Sunday when they eat free. That’s right. Check it: you can enjoy adult atmosphere and pair with on-the-house meals for your little foodies.
Z’Tejas is right on the money in more ways than one. So spice up your outings, and maybe give this Southwestern eatery a go.